By Ashik Siddique | May 14, 2013 12:17 AM EDT
The oldest fossil hominin ear bones ever found show partly modern human features—our ancient Australopithecus and Paranthropus ancestors had hearing abilities somewhere between ours and those of modern apes.
By Ashik Siddique | Mar 06, 2013 08:30 PM EST
New research sheds light on the “cocktail party problem,” showing how the brain focuses on one voice in a crowded room.
By Makini Brice | Jan 09, 2013 03:46 PM EST
An exciting new study suggests that we may soon be able to roll back hearing loss, meaning that individuals will be able to hear better in the future.
By Amber Moore | Nov 28, 2012 01:19 PM EST
An estimated 28 million U.S. people suffer from some degree of hearing loss while 30 million are exposed to dangerous noise levels daily.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 15, 2012 03:41 PM EDT
Researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center have discovered a correlation between motor skills and perception. This new study may be able to help doctors understand how the left and right hemispheres "hear."
By Christine Hsu | Sep 12, 2012 04:44 PM EDT
Scientists have successfully restored hearing in animals by using embryonic stem cells in a breakthrough that brings hopes to millions of people with hearing problems.